When their world is shattered by the tragic loss of their daughter, overwhelming grief and misguided guilt distorts the truth, and their relationship ends in uncertainty and unanswered questions.
For nine years, they drift through life, each unable to forget the one who holds the strings to their heart. In an attempt to escape the pain of her past, Melanie finds herself trapped in a loveless marriage, while Daniel loses himself in a career that means nothing without Melanie by his side.
Now, when their lives again intersect, neither can deny the connection they felt so long ago. But will the power that drew them together be enough to heal the wounds from their past, and will they have the courage to overcome the insecurities and fears that threaten to keep them apart?
Pulled is a story of attraction and separation, of destiny and duty, of a love so strong it refuses to give up even when all others have.
*was generously given a copy in exchange for an honest review
PULLED by Al Jackson is a book that will tear you up completely. This is a book that light and airy go flying out the window. I mean this one is a rollercoaster ride on nitro and you need to be warned that Melanie sees some serious abuse. I was a blubbering mess and used a whole box of Klennex to make it though.
Melanie and Daniel meet, fall in a serious, major gut wrenching love that almost seems too much to handle but they do. One thing leads to another and a baby is on the way. These two never stop loving each other and then a turn of events leads them away from each other and apart. Fast forward nine years down the road and Melanie is married to a man named Nicholas, not a nice guy, playing the role of a trophy wife. Daniel on the other hand, throws himself into work. After running into each other at a dinner party, all kinds of emotions start and so many happenings occur that really drive the story.
Each character and the supportive characters have a really strong voice. I liked Melanie and HATED Nicholas, which made it easy to root for Daniel, who I liked and the writing skills of Ms. Jackson are superb. I really just did not see how Ms. Jackson was ever going to write her way to a happy ever after. This is a heavy, heavy story that seemed at times so real, I just cried. A nice sweet ending seemed impossible with all the happenings and at times I got really frustrated. I just kind of felt like a train wreck through most of the story. PULLED is a heavy read with a ton of emotions but I did like it and would recommend it.
PULLED by AL Jackson receives 4 out 5 Platypires.
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